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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In recent days/weeks, the difficulties facing the Greek people have reached a point where debit cards no longer work, credit lines have been suspended and capital restrictions limit how much ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index indicate that online sales grew 13% year-on-year in April. The results also show that mobile continued to drive overall online ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

30 years ago, deciding from which merchant to purchase goods using a card was to some degree influenced by the card scheme badge(s) the merchant displayed in the window. There ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2015

According to Forrester Research the US is unlikely to achieve a broad adoption of EMV Chip and PIN before 2020, despite the liability-shift deadline being due later this year. Today, consumer ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2015

The results of several surveys have recently been released, illustrating the trends that are ongoing within the payments industry. For the first time, the UK Cards Association has published the amount ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

The face-to-face banking world is shrinking due to its relative high-costs and a sweeping move towards digital services provided by banks. UK banks have even gone so far as agreeing ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2015

According to figures recently published by the UK Cards Association, there was a huge increase in the use of contactless cards last year. Spending on contactless cards more than trebled ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2015

This month we learned that MasterCard has launched an initiative to invest heavily in biometric technology in the fight against fraud involving facial and voice recognition and fingerprint matching. It ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2015

More and more we are see financial institutions supporting - or outright running - competitions or events to try to identify and acquire new, innovative and beneficial ideas or technologies ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2015

Recent data from the British Bankers Association indicates that the current "older generation" is far from being left behind in this increasingly technological age, with nearly 2.3 million people aged ...

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Platform Selection & RFP Management

"OP-Pohjola Group has used Savantor in both acquiring and issuing for platform/service provider research, RFI/RFP processes and subsequent contract negotiations. Savantor's approach and commitment have always been very professional and transparent. They have been of great help for the company in providing us important insights and background information beyond vendors sales speeches."

Kai Lindstrom, Head of Acquiring - OP-Services Ltd - Finland

New Payments Initiative

"In moving our new initiative into reality, we required specialist payments knowledge and forward thinking in the retail sector. Savantor supplied this and provided very effective guidance throughout. We enjoyed working with them."

Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with a diverse team from across the bank and actively contribute. I am pleased to say that Savantor was able to deliver on our needs as well as being good people to do business with."

Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

Acquirer Specialist Support

"OP-Pohjola Group has used Savantors help in numerous different specialist projects differing from risk assessment to management tool creation to transaction analysis. We have been very satisfied by the quality of the service provided by Savantor's experts."

Kai Lindstrom, Head of Acquiring - OP-Services Ltd - Finland

Moneris Solutions

"Savantor did an outstanding job of the review and I received nothing but positive feedback on the interaction with our management team."

Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

Credit Card Launch

"Savantor's knowledge and experience were the key differentiators in selecting them and they contributed greatly to the success of the product launch and the effectiveness of the ongoing operational service."

Toine Schepers, Operations Director - Primeline - The Netherlands

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

"We needed expert help at short notice and Savantor were very impressive in their response and knowledge. The results were very clear and useful, enabling us to quickly make good progress on the next steps."

Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

Payments Workshop Material

"Savantor helped ACI build a payments onboarding workshop for new technical staff in ACI EMEA. Their extensive experience took our outline and built a great starting presentation of industry facts that we have now customised further into a half day session that is used for all new joiners. Our Americas and APAC regions have also taken the material and customised it for their regions. A great job by Savantor has meant new joiners to ACI hit the ground running."

Richard Sanders, Principal Solution Consultant - ACI - Worldwide EMEA

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